Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill will talk to his players about their future at the club next week.
O’Neill is preparing for the final game of the season against Bolton Wanderers but has already started planning ahead and is looking to considerably strengthen his squad ahead of next season’s promotion challenge.
The Reds boss, who replaced Aitor Koranka at the City Ground in January, already has a good idea of which players he wants to keep and who he will allow to leave the club.
“Both when it comes to the players who are under contract, the players who are out of contract and, of course, the players who are here on loan. I have a fairly decent idea in my mind of what we want to do, yes,” said O’Neill, a quoted by The Nottingham Post.
Forest currently have several players out on loan, looking to gain experience at various different clubs.
The Nottingham Post are reporting that Joe Worrall and Tyler Walker are two loan players who are expected to be given a chance to prove themselves at Forest next season.
Centre-back Worrall is currently on a season-long loan at Rangers. The 22-year-old has been an important player for Steven Gerrard’s side, making 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals.
Meanwhile, centre-forward Walker, also 22, has scored an impressive 26 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions while on loan at Mansfield Town in League Two.
It is an important summer for Martin O’Neill at Nottingham Forest, who has his first proper chance to put his own stamp on the squad, having took charge of the club halfway through the January window.
It is good that he is prepared to give Worrall and Walker a chance to prove themselves for Forest, given that they were both out on loan when O’Neill arrived at the club.
It will be interesting to see how much football both players get for Forest next season.